Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/20129
Title: Teaching Research Methods and Statistics in eLearning Environments: Pedagogy, Practical Examples, and Possible Futures
Teaching research methods and statistics in eLearning environments: Pedagogy, practical examples, and possible futures
Contributor(s): Rock, Adam J  (author); Rock, A (author); Coventry, William L  (author); Coventry, William, L (author); Morgan, Methuen, I (author); Loi, Natasha M (author); Morgan, Methuen  (author); Loi, Natasha  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2016
2016
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00339
10.3389/978-2-88945-010-7Open Access Link
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/20129
Abstract: Generally, academic psychologists are mindful of the fact that, for many students, the study of research methods and statistics is anxiety provoking (Gal et al., 1997). Given the ubiquitous and distributed nature of eLearning systems (Nof et al., 2015), teachers of research methods and statistics need to cultivate an understanding of how to effectively use eLearning tools to inspire psychology students to learn. Consequently, the aim of the present paper is to discuss critically how using eLearning systems might engage psychology students in research methods and statistics. First, we critically appraise definitions of eLearning. Second, we examine numerous important pedagogical principles associated with effectively teaching research methods and statistics using eLearning systems. Subsequently, we provide practical examples of our own eLearning-based class activities designed to engage psychology students to learn statistical concepts such as Factor Analysis and Discriminant Function Analysis. Finally, we discuss general trends in eLearning and possible futures that are pertinent to teachers of research methods and statistics in psychology.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Frontiers in Psychology, v.7, p. 1-11
Publisher: Frontiers Research Foundation
Frontiers Media
Place of Publication: Switzerland
Lausanne, Switzerland
ISSN: 1664-1078
Field of Research (FOR): 130205 Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics, Business and Management)
130103 Higher Education
130205 Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics, Business and Management)
170103 Educational Psychology
170103 Educational Psychology
130103 Higher Education
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 970113 Pedagogy Expanding knowledge in Education
970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
930201 Pedagogy Expanding Knowledge/ Expanding Knowledge
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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